SC’s Ayodhya verdict to strengthen India’s unity and integrity: Amit Shah

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Shah, in a series of tweets, appealed to all communities and religions to accept the decision of the apex court with ease and remain committed to Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat (one India, great India). File Photo: PTI

Following Supreme Court’s judgement on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit, Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday (November 9) that he welcomes the verdict and the order will prove to be a milestone and further strengthen India’s unity and integrity.

Shah, in a series of tweets, appealed to all communities and religions to accept the decision of the apex court with ease and remain committed to Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat (one India, great India).

“I welcome the Supreme Courts’ unanimous decision on Shri Ram Janmabhoomi. I appeal to people of all communities and religions to accept this decision with ease and remain committed to our resolve of Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat, full of peace and harmony,” he tweeted.

“I am confident that this landmark judgement given by the Supreme Court will prove to be a milestone in itself. This decision will further strengthen India’s unity, integrity and great culture,” he said.

Shah said the legal dispute over the site at Ayodhya has been going on for decades and the apex court has finalised with this decision now. “I congratulate the justice system of India and all the justices,” he said.

“Shri Ram Janmabhoomi strives for legal dispute; I express my gratitude to all the organisations, Sant Samaj of the entire country and countless unknown people who have tried it for so many years,” he said.

In an unanimous verdict, the Supreme Court on Saturday paved the way for the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot an alternative 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a new mosque at a “prominent” place in the holy town in Uttar Pradesh.

Also read: How the legal battle to acquire 2.77-acre Ayodhya land panned out over the years

In one of the most important and anticipated judgements in India’s history, a 5-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi put an end to the more than a century-old dispute that has torn the social fabric of the nation.

“The faith of the Hindus that Lord Ram was born at the demolished structure is undisputed,” the court said in its 1,045-page verdict in the politically-sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.

(With inputs from agencies)